Uncle Jack's Steakhouse
44 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse – Midtown
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse - Midtown 56th Street
Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, American, Sandwiches, Steakhouse, Seafood
Price Range : Average
Outdoor Seating: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
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02/16/2012Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I had dinner here on Feb. 14, 2012. We usually go to other high end restaurants in the area (Rothmann's, Ruth Chris', Frankie & Johnny's) but decided to try someplace new. We are both glad we did. Everything was great! Our waiter was Christopher. He was always there when you wanted him but did not hang all over you all the time. Nor did he try to sell you something. He just made a suggestion, if the opportunity presented itself. My filet was cooked to perfection, my wife's lobster was also. The crab cakes were to die for! The creamed spinach was made from FRESH spinach--not frozen, as it was in other nearby restaurants. How they make the delicious mashed sweet potato, I would like to know! They were out of this world! When we got the 2 sides, half of each was given to each of us and there was enough left over of each to feed a 3rd person! The drinks were hearty and lower in price than nearby competitors. All in all, a great dining experience.
Cons: I can't think of any. Can you?
01/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
One of the best meals I've had in New York and it's just round the corner. The steak was sensational the sides of onions, mushrooms and broccoli were terrific the baked potato was perfect and the strudle was to die for. While great cooking helps to make a great meal it was Tracy who made us feel special. He did not just ask if we had a great meal he offered advice, he talked and really cared about his customers. Great job we will be back.
09/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Uncle Jack's is awesome. They have great Wednesday night special for the ladies, that is free cheese and wine! What more can you ask for? Well, you can ask for some beef.
Their waygu steak is awesome but it is $100 per serving so it is kind of expensive. If you don't want to break your bank, their regular cuts are fabulous too.
I came today for their lunch special, which is quite reasonable and comes with good portion. The sesame salmon was well seasoned and tender. My boyfriend got the 20 oz rib steak and it was tender, juicy and delicious.
Service was attentive and I consider it a great business lunch spot and occasionally when you want to pig out on red meat!
05/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My co-blogger and I took a friend here last night as a thank-you dinner for doing design work for our blog - 89th and Broke. We decided on Uncle Jack's for a number of reasons, but mainly we wanted to try out one of their deals. Thursday night is Ladies and Gents Night, meaning you get a free martini (for the ladies) or scotch, port, whiskey and bourbon (for the gents) at the bar from 5-7. These free drinks are typically coupled with apps, so we were sold.
Luckily we easily grabbed a spot at the bar and had a few martinis (cosmos or appletinis) each. We inquired about the apps and for some reason they weren't serving them last night, but then our lovely bartender made a call and lo and behold, crab cakes were out in the next 15 minutes. They were delicious!
(Note: Wednesday is Wine Tasting Wednesdays - Free wine and fruit/cheese platters from 5-7)
We split the porterhouse for two (although we were three, and it was plenty), had the green bean, asparagus and tomato salad, per our waiter's recommendation, and finished with the tiramisu and Mississippi mud pie. It was all outstanding. The decor was nice, the service was spot-on, the beginning drinks were free and the food was delicious. Can't ask for more!
12/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Please don't even bother trying going here it's a complete waste of time and money,i was so disappointed i cried because it's my birthday and i want some special place but it's so bad.First the porterhouse steak have no flavor and served on a cold plate,baked potato came cut in half size portion and hard,it's so bad that TAD's steak taste better
11/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Definitely can't understand the couple few who had a negative experience eating at Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in midtown (unclejacks,com). I eat there all the time for many of the reasons people who enjoyed their experience talked about. Uncle Jack's is definitely first class all the way. From the time you walk through the door to the time you leave, I genuinely feel that the wait staff does there best to give you the ultimate high-end steakhouse experience. Whether for lunch or dinner, you can definitely meet your budget, especially if you stick to prix fix ($40 can nab you beautiful filet mignon as part of your four course meal) or go on Tuesdays for half priced wine (off a list with over 100 wines at priced to suit any and all comers). All in all Uncle Jack's is just as delicious and enjoyable a dining experience as some of the other big name steak joints in NYC, difference is Uncle Jack's caters to a lower budget. All while treating you with the same respect and attention. Often busy though, I would definitely recommend a reservation, especially for dinner!
07/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The Uncle Jack's Steakhouse on West 56th Street is in a great location--by midtown, Broadway, Rockefeller Centre. But even when I'm not in the neighborhood, I keep coming back. Usually we order the Porterhouse, which is rich and red on the inside and nicely crisped on the outside. However, I recently branched out and tried their Kobe beef, and was very impressed (personally, I'm a little confused by the nay-sayers). The wine list is extensive, an in addition to the prime cuts of meat they offer seafood and salads--a quality not often found in steakhouses. The service is enthusiastic and impeccable--they make sure that every meal is a successful one.
My wife and I took our mothers here for Christmas dinner. The service staff was friendly and prompt ever though they were extremely busy. We have eaten a upper scale steakhouses throughout the USA and Uncle Jacks rates up there with the usual ones, ie Ruth's Chris, Morton's, The Palm etc..., the filets were good, mashed sweet potatoes fantastic and the prime rib chop ok. I wouldnt exactly go out of my way to get here to eat over other steakhouses but wouldnt run from it either.
Describe Uncle Jack's 56th Street location in one word? Disappointing. The place came recommended by a friend, along with a gift card. The best part of our meal was the sweet potato fries. For a $260 meal I expect more than good fries. The wait staff was professional and cordial, our cocktails well-made, the decor on par for a Manhattan steakhouse. But it was the food, especially the Kobe steak, that was such a disappointment. The Kobe Recession special for two the waiter praised was no longer available. (8pm and you're out of the special? Weak.) We got the Kobe ribeye instead. This wasn't the marbleized, flavorful beef I expected; this was plain, old fatty beef. The portion didn't look like 20 oz. but it didn't really matter because half of it stayed on the side of my plate as grizzle or fat anyway. I've had better steak on my outdoor grill. The tuna tar-tar app tasted OK but looked like sashimi scraps pressed into a mold and served on a plate. Baked clams were good but some were too small to be hanging out on a plate with other, normal sized clams. Wouldn't go back. Wouldn't recommend to a friend.
06/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you love steak, and I do, you should love this place. Top class food and service, a bit off the beaten steak house path in NYC but worth the trip if you find your self on the Westside hankering for the tender and juicy. I had a Rib Eye cooked mid rare with mushrooms and steak fries.
Usual steak house prices prevail, the space is not as opulant as some others in that rance such as Ruths Chris or Mortons but still adequate.
A friend (who I trust with steaks), recommended this place to me on my vacation and it did not disappoint. At 48 ounces, the porterhouse did more than just satisfy my cravings for a juicy steak. Cooked exactly how we wanted it and drenched in its succulent juices, the steak sauce (although amazing in its own right) only took away from its natural flavor. Both the sides we ordered were good, however we couldn't finish them in order to devour every ounce of the ginormous cut of meat.
The prices were expensive; as is the case with any prime NY steakhouse, but worth it if you're a steak lover. The waiter came off as kind of arrogant and it surprised me that he knew exactly when to come take my order and bring the bill; I don't know how he figured that out.
Anyways, all in all, this place is a must-eat-at for any person in NY who appreciates a good slice of beef.
Uncle Jacks was an excellent dining experience. The restaurant has a full bar and a very good wine list to choose from.
The menu offers typical ""steakhouse"" selections and cuts. My wife and I chose the Porterhouse for 2 (48 oz) and we also ordered sides of steak fries and sauteed mushrooms. The steak was cooked just as we had ordered (Medium). The steak was very thick and had a wonderful flavor. Uncle Jacks has a house steak sauce, but there was no need to use because the flavor of the steak needed no help. The steak fries are actually more like baked potato logs. They are very thick and approximately 4 - 5 inches long. The sauteed mushrooms were tender and made a nice addition to the steak.
Unfortunately we were both so full from the main meal that we were unable to find room for dessert.
The staff was very friendly and the service was prompt.
One note of caution: the prices are high, along the same lines of other top steakhouses in NY, but the quality of the meal is equal or better. We enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend it to others.
05/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I took his parents there (they used to dine in queens ) figuring they'd love it. For starters, we made reservations 4 weeks in advance and were seated in a cramped little corner. Then the food that was served was cold. When we asked the waiters to heat up the food, we got major attitude! If you decide to go, DON'T HAVE THE CREAM BRULLE we all made the mistake of ordering it. At the end of this terrible dinner, when the bill was paid, the waiter stood right next to our table and counted the $. When he saw that my boyfriend tipped him 25% despite the horrible service, everyone was very friendly and saw us out. Don't waste your money, this restaurant may have been a blast in queens, but there's a good reason why reservations are not necessary at this place!
02/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I took my wife to Uncle Jack's this past Saturday and the entire experience was first class. Informed the Hostess it was our anniversary and we were seated rather promptly upstairs in a private setting. The wait staff was incredible. The cold seafood platter was top quality although abit pricey. We also had the buffalo mozzarella caprese and it was one of the best we have ever had. We were then served the 16 ounce Filet Mignon that was a very reasonable 45 dollars with some creamed spinach. As we were wrapping up dinner and figured our check would soon be at the table, the waiter came over with a medley of desserts that was complimentary for our anniversary. This is a must stop on your visit to the big apple. You will not be disappointed
02/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Let me preface my review by stating that I'm an avid lover of steak and have dined at what's considered to be Manhattans top spots. Uncle Jacks (9th ave), Mortons, Benjamin, Ben Bensons, Blair Perrorne (before they closed) Mark Joseph, Bobby Vans, etc. I had high hopes for Uncle Jacks new location and they didn't disappoint. The space is beautiful, and I actually prefer it to their other Manhattan location. Service was excellent and not at all pushy. They have a fantastic mescaline salad with goat cheese and pine nuts, which I definitely recommend. I had the 24oz sirloin which was excellent, nice crust and good flavor. I ordered medium rare +, I should have gone with medium rare, but still excellent. It comes presliced on the plate, which I like. More and more steakhouses seem to be doing this lately. The sauteed mushrooms were excellent as well. My only slight gripe was the creamed spinach, which I was really looking forward to. Their 9th ave location served the best creamed spinach I've ever had, but last night didn't quite measure up. It was good, but not as creamy as usual. Overall, an excellent meal.
11/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Steaks,seafood and real kobe beef ( which i suggest you at least order for the table) were amazing.it is funny how one restaurant can provide such a superior steak.I assume wille the owner spares no expense when buying his food.The atmoshere was both elegant and relaxing. including what i saw of his private rooms.A perfect place for a date or corporate dinner.i know my clients would be incredibly impressed and continue to hold my taste im high regard as well as remain a loyal customer for a long time.it seemed like everyone there including celebrities were talking as they have neve been to an opening with such high level food or service..i am wine lover and the selection was amazing.all the uaual top wines as well as unique wines i could never find anywhere.again a credit to wiilie's pursuit of perfection.overall get in there now before the buzz gets out.i am sure that the usual unsatisfying steakhouses and seafood restaurants will finally have to step up there game fo once.Thanks willie not only for adding a great new mainstay to midtown but also making he rest of your competion realize they must raise the bar or close.